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* Baby Brains *

Each person has about the same number of brain cells at birth as in adulthood, but those cells grow, reaching maximum size at about age six.
A newborn’s brain triples its size in the first year of life (no wonder babies have such big heads!).
The sense of touch is the first sense to develop in a fetus, with the lips and cheeks experiencing this sensation at eight weeks.
Keep exercising your brain, because mental activity stimulates the creation of new neurons throughout your whole life.

* Fast Brain Facts *

3 = the weight of your brain in pounds
4 to 6 = the number of minutes your brain can survive without oxygen before it starts to die
8 to 10 = the number of seconds you have before losing consciousness due to blood loss
10 to 23 = the number of watts of power your grain generates when you’re awake (that’s enough to turn on a light bulb!)
20 = the percentages of oxygen and blood flow going to the brain
100,000 = the number of miles of blood vessels in your brain
1,000 to 10,000 = the number of synapses for each neuron in your brain
100 billion = the number of neurons in your brain
1014 to 5 × 1014 (100-500 trillion) = total number of synapses

* Scorpions and liquor *

If you place a tiny amount of alcohol on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

* Your weird brain *

It’s not your brain that’s hurting when you get a headache – without pain receptors, your brain can’t feel any pain.
Your brain knows when you tickle yourself, which is why you don’t bend over laughing.
Supertasters have a super power that enables them to sometimes taste flavours that others can’t detect; they have more taste buds and a brain that’s more sensitive to tastes of foods and drinks.
When you sleep, you’re virtually paralyzed because your brain creates a hormone to prevent you from acting out your dreams.
About 12% of people dream in black and white.
It’s not true that humans only use 10% of their brains; each part of the brain has a purpose.

* Look behind you! *

The only three animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are - the rabbit, chameleon and the parrot.

* The housefly *

On average the housefly lives for one month.

* CO2 is not your friend *

If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

* New Zealand's wheather *

New Zealand is also the only country that contains every type of climate in the world.

* Do you have something to say? *

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." Plato

* Alligators *

Alligators cannot move backwards.

* Bats left *

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

* Blood presure *

The human heart produces enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.

* Cats vs dogs *

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

* Men and women *

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

* Rats and horses *

Rats and horses can’t vomit.

* Speech takes muscle *

It takes an interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.

* Mosquito repellents *

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

* Blue eyed primates *

Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that may have blue eyes.

* Body bones *

Almost half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet.

* Coconuts vs sharks *

Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That’s more than sharks.

* Giraffe vs horse and camel *

A giraffe can run faster then a horse, and can live without water longer than a camel.

* Raindrop speed *

The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.

* The real Mona Lisa *

It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting. Leonardo and Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.

* Piracy in China *

Approximately 98% of software in China is pirated.

* Not called a genius for nothing *

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand while drawing with the other. He also invented scissors.

* Giraffe sleeping *

A giraffe usually sleeps for only 1 - 12 minutes!

* Inventress *

Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women

* Caesar superstar *

Julius Caesar’s autograph is worth about $2,000,000.

* Einstein retarded? *

Einstein couldn't speak fluently until after his ninth birthday. His parents thought he was mentally retarded.

* Hyoid bone *

The hyoid bone, in your throat, is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone.

* Libya's flag *

Libya is the only country in the world with a solid, single-colored flag, it's green.

* Hot Lightning *

The heat a lightning bolt produces is five times hotter than the surface of the sun.

* Pearls vs Vinegar *

Pearls melt in vinegar.

* Atomic fart *

If a man farted non-stop for six years and nine months and then lit it he would produce an explosion equal to the power of the first atomic bomb.

* Muscles *

A caterpillar has 2000 muscles, as compared to man who has only 656 muscles.

* Cockroaches vs glue *

Cockroaches' favorite food is the glue on envelopes and on the back of postage stamps.

* Giraffe's baby *

When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of 2 meters, normally without being hurt.

* Earth quakes and lightning *

The Earth experiences 150 earth quakes each day and is hit by lightning 100 times a second.

* Blue whale *

A blue whale needs 3 tonnes of food everyday.

* All eyes on you *

The butterfly has 1200 eyes. These are compound eyes consisting of thousands of hexagonal shaped omatidea. Each omatidea, or miniscule sensor, is directed at a slightly different angle from the others. Collectively they are directed in every direction -- up, down, forwards, backwards, left and right. Because of this, butterflies are able to see in virtually every direction simultaneously.

* Busy bees *

Bees have to suck about 4 million flowers to produce 1kg of honey.

* Bladder size *

The bladder of an average person can hold 350 ml to 550 ml of urine. Generally, a person feels like they need to urinate when approximately 200 ml of urine fills up in the bladder.

* Donkeys vs planes *

Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.

* Google's start *

Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively (a combined 47 years old).

* Weird Flags *

Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag. Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.

* Playing cards kings *

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

* Cancer free animals *

Sharks and sting rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage.

* Google's name *

Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, "Mathematics and the Imagination" by Kasner and James Newman. Google's play on the term reflects the company's mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.

* Human hair *

One human hair can support 3 kgs.

* The Guinness Book holds a record of its own *

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

* Human Cloning *

After more than a decade since Dolly the sheep was cloned, human cloning remains in its infancy. Although cloning technology has improved, the process still has a slim success rate of 1% to 4%.

If human reproductive cloning proceeds, the primary method scientists will likely use is somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), which is the same procedure that was used to create Dolly the sheep. Somatic cell nuclear transfer begins when doctors take the egg from a female donor and remove its nucleus, creating an enucleated egg.

A cell, which contains DNA, is taken from the person who is being cloned. Then the enucleated egg is fused together with the cloning subject's cell using electricity. This creates an embryo, which is implanted into a surrogate mother through in vitro fertilization.

If the procedure is successful, then the surrogate mother will give birth to a baby that's a clone of the cloning subject at the end of a normal gestation period. As mentioned before, the success rate for this type of procedure is small, working in only one or two out of every 100 embryos. After all, Dolly was the result of 277 previously failed attempts.

Re-engineering the human reproductive process has made many people nervous that cloning crosses the ethical boundaries of science. But we can't fully evaluate the moral dilemma without first addressing the potential benefits of human cloning.

* Spider blood *

A spider has transparent blood.

* Insects vs humans *

There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are humans on the entire earth.

* Life span *

Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.

* Peanuts and dynamite *

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

* Sleepless world record *

The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965.

* Electric chair *

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

* Exploding grapes *

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. (I have to try this :D)

* Fastest grandpa *

At 101, Larry Lewis ran the 100 yard dash in 17.8 seconds setting a new world record for runners 100 years old or older.

* Rat vs Camel *

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

* Bamboo growth *

Bamboo can grow up to three feet in a 24 hour period.

* China family names *

Despite a population of over a billion, China has only about 200 family names.

* Camel eyelids *

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!


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  1. NeomaX says:

    thanks for the sharing...